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You Laugh But It's True

Director:
David Paul Meyer
Producers:
David Paul Meyer

South Africa's small stand-up comedy scene, multiracial comedian Trevor Noah attempts his first one-man show, despite only having two years experience on stage. Revisiting his past, he creates material from memories of growing up under apartheid. Yet as he prepares, Trevor faces a multitude of challenges: an underdeveloped comedy scene, criticism from other comics, strained personal relationships, lingering racial tension, and a shocking family tragedy. They combine to form a crisis that threatens not just the success of the show, but Trevor's dreams of lifting himself and the South African comedy scene to the global stage.